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Santiago Carvajal ("Santi")

6 Jul 2019
Puerto Cortés (Honduras)
Shot

Santiago Carvajal ("Santi")
Santiago Carvajal ("Santi") [photo: www.facebook.com]

Santiago was a TV presenter and LGBT+ community leader. She was shot on Friday 5th July and died in hospital in the early hours of the following day.

She presented a TV programme called "La Galaxia de Santi" ("The Galaxy of Santi") in which she often criticised local authorities. It is believed that she was shot at 4 avenida and calle 15 after being approached by a group of people. At the time she was on her way to have dinner with friends or contacts.

The presenter Santiago Carvajal, known as Santi, died at the Mario Catarino Rivas Hospital, after being shot in Puerto Cortés.

It is worth mentioning that Carvajal was transsexual, a member of the LGTBI community and presented a television program in the port called "La Galaxia de Santi" ["The Galaxy of Santi"].

She was transferred to a local hospital after being shot between 4 and 5 ave in the Buenos Aires neighborhood of the city.

However, because of the seriousness of her injuries, they took her in an ambulance to San Pedro Sula. At the health center she had surgery and lost a kidney, and was breathing with a hand pump. Unfortunately they could not save her life.

Witnesses claimed that she was about to have dinner with other people when she was shot several times.

I am going to dedicate these words exclusively to myself:

Santi's heart is challenging and my mind is of free and creative universes. Every day is a celebration in my life and reality, my soul is infinite - that I can tell you. It is fantastic and unrepeatable and I can tell you that I am already a legend! I also understood that I have the right to live my life to the fullest and as I want far away from toxic criticism.

-- Santi

Santi's Facebook and Instagram profiles are https://www.facebook.com/santiago.carbajal.121772 and https://www.instagram.com/lagalaxia11/.

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https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/popular-trans-television-presenter-gunned-down-in-honduras/

https://www.advocate.com/world/2019/7/09/trans-tv-personality-santiago-carbajal-killed-honduras

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http://www.radioamerica.hn/fallece-el-comunicador-santiago-carvajal-atacado-a-balazos-en-puerto-cortes/

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Report added: 9 Jul 2019. Last updated: 16 Jul 2019

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